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Trainers

We pride ourselves in our meticulous selection process of elite champion trainers! Our trainers have won competitions, judged, and trained all over the world in countries such as China, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and many others. Each and every trainer we select has been a champion in the field that they teach – this means that you will be able to learn from the very best in the field! Read up more about our individual trainers below.

Competitive Debating

Students will master the art of persuasive and strategic argumentation, analyse and empathise with complex issues as well as overcome the fear of speaking their mind.  Your journey to be the best starts here!

 

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Mifzal Mohammed

Head Trainer

Mifzal Mohammed is one of the most well-accomplished debaters in the world. As a speaker, his team w

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With multiple grand finals and championship titles under his belt, while debating for University of

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Kelviin has been debating for 8 years and coaching for 5 years. In that time he has achieved accolad

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Shitab Akash

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While most will struggle to generate ideas in tricky situations, Akash Bhaiya struggles to choose wh

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Daniel Muk

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Among some of Daniel's many achievements, some include: University of Queensland Australasians Semif

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Mika Filoteo

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Mika is one of the most successful debaters of her generation. As a speaker, she has been awarded Ov

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Ameer Ishak or better known as John is your friendly neighbourhood debater who is always willing to

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Naveen's competitive debate career spans from his days representing Malaysia in the world schools de

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Mifzal Mohammed

Head Trainer

Mifzal Mohammed is one of the most well-accomplished debaters in the world. As a speaker, his team was ranked 2nd in the World Championships twice in 2016 and 2017 - the best performance ever to be recorded by an Asian team up till today. He was also ranked 4th Best Speaker in the world, making him the highest ranked speaker from Asia in at least 2 decades. He was part of the first Asian team to win the Cambridge Inter-Varsity in 2015, and he was the Asian Champion as well as Asia's Overall Best Speaker in 2014. In terms of giving back to the community, Mifzal was also honoured with the title of Chief Adjudicator of the 2018 World Championships in Mexico. He has also trained, adjudicated, and ran workshops in more than 10 countries, ranging from Poland, Pakistan, South Africa, China and many others. Mifzal is always incredibly excited to share what he knows and can't wait to meet all of you and spend the semesters perfecting your speech and critical thinking skills!

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Patrick Cheang

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With multiple grand finals and championship titles under his belt, while debating for University of Malaya, Patrick's list of most notable achievements was when he debuted at the Grand Finals of the World Universities Debating Championship for the English as a Second Language Category and the Australasian InterVarsity Debating Championship for the English as a Second Language Category where he emerged as a champion. As an adjudicator, Patrick has judged in more than 10 countries! He was the Deputy Chief Adjudicator for the Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship, the Malaysian National Intervarsity Debating Championship, Singapore Debate Open as well as the IIUM Debate Open. Patrick's wit and humour, as well as his amazing debating skills, will make your journey to becoming a champion debater a fun one!

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Kelviin Pillay

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Kelviin has been debating for 8 years and coaching for 5 years. In that time he has achieved accolades such as becoming the champion of the Malaysia Debate Open, a semifinalist at the Asian Championships along with winning several other major tournaments. Kelviin was formerly the head coach of the Malaysian National Debate Team where he led them to a historic first rank break at the world championships. Kelviin is also a 3 times National finalist and is currently ranked as the 2nd best speaker in the country. He enjoys teaching and making his classroom a fund and disciplined learning experience!

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Shitab Akash

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While most will struggle to generate ideas in tricky situations, Akash Bhaiya struggles to choose which case to run, as he has probably thought up around five in those 15 minutes. This modern-day DaVinci has created standards for success built to be matched solely by legends in his league. He is a two time Malaysian Debate Open Champion, an ESL category Finalist for Oxford IV 2017, an Austral-Asian Debating Championship open Semi Finalist 2017, an open Quarter Finalist in the World Universities Debating Championship 2018 in Mexico and an ESL category Grand Finalist in the World University Debate Championship 2019 in South Africa. Besides nailing a decent haircut, there really isn’t much this man can’t do.

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Daniel Muk

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Among some of Daniel's many achievements, some include: University of Queensland Australasians Semifinalist 2017 (ESL), Malaysian Nationals Semifinalist 2018, Adjudication Core of Suzhou Debate Open 2018, Breaking Adjudicator at the Bandung United Asians Debating Championship 2018 Finalist of Seoul Open 2017, Champion of MCDC 2015, Adjudication Core of the Malaysian Universities Debating Championship 2019 and a Breaking Adjudicator at the Malaya Australasian Debating Championship 2018.

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Mika Filoteo

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Mika is one of the most successful debaters of her generation. As a speaker, she has been awarded Overall Best Speaker of Asia 3 times, has the national championship back home in the Philippines thrice. and has graced the Asian British Parliament (ABP) Championship's Grand Finals. Her forays into major international competitions outside of Asia have been equally as impressive, making the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) Open break and the Australasian Intervarsity Debating (Australs) Open Quarters, both in her first and only attempt. In addition, she has worked as a trainer and an adjudicator in over 15 countries. Beyond her debate accolades, she is also an incredibly passionate, hardworking, and patient individual, and this translates into everything she does - especially training!

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Ameer 'John' Ishak

Ameer Ishak or better known as John is your friendly neighbourhood debater who is always willing to share tips and lend a hand. John has come a long way to make his mark as the Australasian ESL Champion and Finals best speaker, Malaysia National Champion and Finals best speaker and Asian British Parliamentary Debate Championship Finalist. He has judged and been on the Adjudication Core for tournaments across Asia including Singapore, Indonesia and China. However, John's main goal is not trophies but to inspire the upcoming generation of debaters to be articulate and sophisticated in their argumentation. He has coached Schools and Universities in KL, Kelantan, Medan, and China.

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Har Naveenjeet Singh

Naveen's competitive debate career spans from his days representing Malaysia in the world schools debating championship, and his varsity debate career, where Naveen has become a familiar and formidable face in Malaysia's debating circuit. He was ranked as Malaysia's overall best speaker at the national debating championship in 2019, and he was apart of the team that ranked 19th in the world at the World Universities Debating Championship, beating powerhouses like Harvard and Yale in the process. He was also an Asian semi finalist in 2018, and quarterfinalist in 2019, which placed him amongst the top teams in Asia. He was also ranked as the 11th best speaker in Asia at ABP 2018. Beyond this, Naveen is a 4 time open finalist at national level tournaments, and has bagged top speaker awards at all of them. Naveen's commitment to coaching and development of talent in the scene can be seen in his efforts previously leading junior centric trainings at his institution, and his former high school. He's capable, and will surely place you on the right track for your competitive career.

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Holistic Learning

This is a preparatory tournament for the World Scholars Cup and as such aims educate students on the fundamentals of multi-disciplinary subjects and then exposes students to persuasive communication, public speaking and competitive debating!

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Emellia Shariff

Head Trainer

As a champion debater herself, Emellia Shariff is one of the most experienced debate trainers in Mal

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Azim Nadzari

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Azim is a Communications graduate and a passionate trainer with plenty of teaching experience both a

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Allison Jong

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Allison is an English Literature graduate from the University of Malaya who has been passionate abou

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Emellia Shariff

Head Trainer

As a champion debater herself, Emellia Shariff is one of the most experienced debate trainers in Malaysia. With various debating and adjudication achievements under her belt throughout her intervarsity debating career, she now gives back to the community by coaching students from all walks of life for the past 8 years. She's made it to the semifinals of the Asia British Parliamentary Debating Championships and has successfully coached kids to remain in the top 10 for the World Scholars Cup both for two years in a row!

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Azim Nadzari

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Azim is a Communications graduate and a passionate trainer with plenty of teaching experience both at school and varsity levels. His achievements in speaking and debating have been recognised both locally and internationally, with his experience judging not just throughout Asia, but even at the World Universities Debating Championship while he stands as the current Malaysian National Champion. No stranger to training and teaching with MIDP, he's committed to guaranteeing a good balance of enjoyment and instruction for all of his students. He ensures that each and every one of his classes will be extremely informative as well as having an air of fun, relaxation and an approachable manner for all of his students.

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Allison Jong

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Allison is an English Literature graduate from the University of Malaya who has been passionate about debating since the age of 15. She was the champion of the Malaysian Royal Intervarsity Debating Championship and the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championship (ESL Category) in 2017. Allison has judged more than 60 tournaments around the world and was the 3rd best judge in the Asian World Schools Debating Championship in 2016 and the 5th best judge in Asia in 2017. She has coached and conducted multiple debating and public speaking workshops nationwide.

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking will help you improve stage presence and overcome the fear of speaking in front of an audience. Modules focusing on developing persuasive speeches as well as effective delivery and mannerisms will be taught.

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Ain Aissa

Head Trainer

Aissa is a Cambridge graduate doing corporate M&A work in one of Malaysia's premier law firms. Winne

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Syafiq Bahtiar is an alumnus of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) with an academic background in Civi

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Ain Aissa

Head Trainer

Aissa is a Cambridge graduate doing corporate M&A work in one of Malaysia's premier law firms. Winner and finalist of 3 national public speaking championships as well as an avid fan of travelling, Aissa has an outspoken mind and a wide perspective of the world. She has conducted various public speaking workshops and is ever eager to maximise the potential of her students. As the champion of 6 national debating tournaments and from her previous experience as a corporate litigator, she understands the value of advocacy and the importance of being able to express yourself in a meaningful and effective way. As such, her classes will be activity-intensive, participation-friendly and most importantly, fun-filled!

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Syafiq Bahtiar

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Syafiq Bahtiar is an alumnus of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) with an academic background in Civil Engineering. Groomed, nurtured and humbled through years of competitive debating and public speaking, he breathes a deep-rooted passion towards facilitating and harnessing the potential in everyone he meets. Active in the world of corporate and community events, Syafiq is a writer and multi-platform speaker booked to emcee and host for a variety of audiences. His portfolio ranges from school and university development programmes, Regional Corporate Conferences, Creative Writing circles as well as the frequent poetry slam or rap cyphers. This seasoned practitioner aims to bring all the classical tricks of the trade honed from the competitive and corporate arena into the classroom. Known for his upbeat energy and down to earth empathy, his handcrafted sessions always allow each and every student to find their best self within each learning session.

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Eloquent Juniors

Our class aims to create young speakers between the ages of 7-12 who are able to understand and express opinions on global affairs and complex issues through fun and interactive modules. It’s never too young to start!

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Irfan Nazir

Head Trainer

Irfan is a university student with 2+ years of experience in teaching English. Adequately experience

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Rachel Jong

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Rachel is a university student and an English educator-in-training, who is well-versed in teaching E

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Irfan Nazir

Head Trainer

Irfan is a university student with 2+ years of experience in teaching English. Adequately experienced in conducting English camps as well as English proficiency classes with being cheerful, friendly, enthusiastic and a supportive teacher in the classroom as his central style in teaching. Other than that, he is also involved in creating English teaching modules for urban poor students with University of Malaya under a research project named PEARL. He is also experienced in public speaking where being he has been emceeing for multiple notable events such as Biennial Intervarsity Games 2018 and TedxUM 2019. Students are allowed to express their own opinions and share their thoughts freely in the classroom. He is also aiming to make teaching and learning in the classroom as fun and engaging as possible!

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Rachel Jong

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Rachel is a university student and an English educator-in-training, who is well-versed in teaching English. She also has adequate experience in organising English language camps and activities, and she aims to help students realise that English is fun and not at all intimidating! Rachel believes in establishing a fun, supportive, and conducive classroom environment for students to engage their creativity and learn to express themselves. In class, students will be encouraged to critically analyse and talk about various issues, and they will be given plenty of opportunity to use the language for communicative competence and creative expression.

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